We are proud to partner with The Museum of Modern Art's renowned film department to present Archival Gotham: NYC On Film, a series of archival films shown in conjunction with the photography exhibition Picturing New York.

The series focuses on classic films set in and around the streets of New York City. From the hustle and bustle of 1920s-era Manhattan in Allan Dwan's East Side, West Side to a 1950s Coney Island wonderland in Little Fugitive to the mean streets of 1970s Times Square in Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver, this program exemplifies the powerful role film plays in defining and preserving history.

FREE Film on the Sifly Piazza!
Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and enjoy a film alfresco. We'll screen Taxi Driver on August 11 beginning at sundown. No registration required.

Films will be shown on Saturdays in June and August unless otherwise noted. Films will be screened on the Sifly Piazza and in the Rich Theatre. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

Tickets are available online and through the Woodruff Arts Center Box Office at 404-733-5000. Tickets for films in the Rich Theatre are $7 for the general public; $6 for High Museum members, students with ID, and seniors; and free for Patron-level members. The outdoor film on the Sifly Piazza is FREE – no registration required.

  • Tender Games

    Gotham Shorts

    June 9, 2012 at 8 p.m.
    A collection of 6 short films depicting a zesty array of New York life.
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  • Eastside, Westside

    East Side, West Side

    June 16, 2012 at 9 p.m.
    Based on the novel East Side, West Side by Felix Riesenberg, this melodrama follows the rise of a young man from orphan to polite society darling.
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  • Little Fugitive

    Little Fugitive

    June 23, 2012 at 8 p.m.
    Lennie resents having to babysit his younger brother Joey, so he and his friends concoct a mean practical joke that sends Joey off as a fugitive on Coney Island.
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  • Taxi Driver

    Culture Shock Presents: Taxi Driver

    August 11, 2012 at 8:15 p.m.
    Free film on the Sifly Piazza with pre-film entertainment
    Travis Bickle drives a New York City taxi on the night shift where the perpetual deluge of rain does nothing to wash away the filth.
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  • On The Waterfront

    On The Waterfront

    August 18, 2012 at 8 p.m.
    A gritty, urban drama set against the backdrop of New York's waterfront.
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  • The Projectionist

    The Projectionist

    August 25, 2012 at 8 p.m.
    To pass the time, a film projectionist fantasizes that he is a superhero named Captain Flash, replete with tights, a cape, and a mask, often rescuing a lady in distress.
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